Policemen try to stop a demonstration by coalitions of civil societies protesting as the head of INEC, Attahiru Jega, speaks about the election postponement in Abuja. (File: AFP)
Abuja - The independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) has released a an official statement on the just concluded governorship and house of assembly elections.
The commission in the statement said that 88.9% of voters were accredited between 8am and 10am, and by 2:30pm, 73% of voting had commenced.
INEC also confirmed that unlike the presidential election that the use of smart card readers during the April 11 election polls was successful.
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The statement also said that there were reports of violence in different states especially in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Cross River and Ebonyi.
INEC promised to bring the culprits of the violence to justice, and asked Nigerians to be peaceful as the elections draw to a conclusion.
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